Homework Expectations –  100 minutes of reading, all parts of the inquiry question and at least 2 of the problem solving questions.

Inquiry Question

Mindfulness – “Mindfulness means paying full attention to something. It means slowing down to really notice what you’re doing. Being mindful is the opposite of rushing or multitasking. When you’re mindful, you’re taking your time. You’re focusing in a relaxed, easy way.”

Task: Create a brainstorm/mindmap of all the things you like to do that help you be mindful. For example: listening to music, going for a walk or reading a good book.

You may like to colour code the activities you do and draw pictures or logos to represent each one.

Problem Solving

  1. At the beach, with the tide coming in, there is one wave every 10 seconds, on average. How many waves would that be in a quarter of an hour?
  2. The “FLINSTONES BEDROCK CITY” theme park in Arizona, USA will close this year. It opened in 1972. For how many years, including this year, was it operating?
  3. For Valentine’s Day, Mr Buckingham bought his wife 8 colourful balloons (costing 65 cents each, 4 candles (costing $1.25 each) and a huge chocolate cake with decorated icing (costing $28.95). How much change did he get from a $50 note?
  4. This week the new TV program “DANCING WITH THE STARS” begins. It’s scheduled to run for an hour, but 30 per cent of that time is taken up with commercials. How much “program time” does that leave?
  5. Imagine that a tourist asks you to direct them to the nearest football ground, from where you are right now. What instructions would you give? Write them down.
  6. The price of a bunch of roses on the day before Valentine’s Day was $18.80. On Valentine’s Day, the price for a similar bunch suddenly rose to $49.60. The very next day, the price returned to $18.80. How much did the price increase on Valentine’s Day? Explain why, in 2 sentences. Are there other products with prices manipulated in the same way at other times of year? If so, what may they be?

* Reminder – if your parent attended the Cyber Safety Information Evening last Tuesday 25th of February, you have a homework free week this week. That means you do not need to complete the 100 minutes of reading, inquiry question and the problem solving maths. If you are unsure if this is you, please ask your classroom teacher. 

Cyber Safety Parent Information Session

Just a reminder that tonight we will be hosting a Cyber Safety Parent Information Session at 6:30pm in the Gallery. This session is for Grade 5/6 parents only. We encourage every family to have one parent attend the session if possible. As a thank you, students will receive a homework free pass for next weeks homework if they have a parent attend.

See you all tonight 🙂


Homework Expectations –  100 minutes of reading, all parts of the inquiry question and at least 2 of the problem solving questions.

Inquiry Question
Gratitude – 20 Things We Should Say More Often

Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4

After watching the video, create your own list of 20 things we should say more often. Really think about the power of words and how they make others feel. This can be displayed as a list in your book or if you’re feeling creative you could present it in a different way.

Problem Solving

  1. A number has 5 tens and 2 more ones than tens. What is the number?
  2. A 4-digit number has a 6 in the thousands place, a 9 in the ones place and 0s elsewhere. What is the number?
  3. What 3-digit number has the number 5 as its digit in the tens place and the digit in the hundreds place twice as big as the digit in the ones place?
    (There may be more than 1 correct answer)
  4. What number has 7 ten thousands, the same number of thousands as ten thousands, 1 more hundred than ten thousands, 3 fewer tens than hundreds, and 2 fewer ones than thousands?
  5. Which number has a 6 in the thousandths place?
    a) 0.2376
    b) 0.65934
    c) 0.8769
    d) 0.0675
  6. What is the square root of 625? How did you solve this problem? Show your working out and then check your answer using a number sentence.

SRC Leaders

Today our SRC leaders will be presented their badges. Well done to-

5M- Archie Hooper
5O- Keely Dale
5S- Jake Habib
5H- Mia Xanthis

We look forward to seeing the positive impact these students will have on our school.


What is the difference between empathy and sympathy? Use examples, drawings and personal experiences to show your answer as a poster. This should take up at least one full page in your homework book.

Problem Solving 

  1. Show everything you know about the number 4,509
  2. Find the missing place value from a 6-digit number: 2 + 900 + 4,000 + 50,000 + 10 + _____ = 354,912
  3. Write the number from this partition: 6,000 + 400 + 70 + 9 + 0.6 + 0.08 = ?
  4. List all the factors for the number 48.
  5. List the first 10 prime numbers.
  6. What is the square root of 25?